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Bliss - Goodbye Brain, Hello Heart EP [mtk137]

by Bliss

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We're absolutely delighted to put out a third release from Swedish electronic artist Bliss, aka Henrik Jose, over a year after his well-received 'It's Not The Sweetness...' EP. Since then, he's collaborated with music video directors Pleix (Basement Jaxx, Plaid, Futureshock) on an experimental video, while continuing to work on new material, but shines out his late 2003 vintage in 'Goodbye Brain, Hello Heart EP', a shimmering block of entirely instrumental sound produced in his Lund studio with a glorious melange of live instruments and synthesizers.

Thus, eschewing the vocals that sometimes characterize the Bliss-ful sound, 'You Have Something In Your Scowl' shows a more contemplative side, almost supernaturally languid in its sound submerging, before we slide into 'Things Will Eventually Make Sense' and the beautiful drums mix into the complex melodies, as things start to crystallize. And, indeed, they're fully crystallized by 'Time Time Time', the final track, which builds up an almost robotic Spiritualized, only with the Church Of Robot Wisdom substituted for gospel influences, and Chapterhouse switched in for long-dead bluesmen.And we greet the heart, and the brain recedes, and the curtain falls. Amen.


1 - You Have Something In Your Scowl
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - Things Will Eventually Make Sense
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - Time Time Time
[MusicBrainz (recording)]

See also MusicBrainz (release group)[MusicBrainz (release group)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]; Discogs (release)[Discogs (release)]

Reviews

Reviewer: Muzikal Mulch - - July 31, 2012
Subject: Track 3
Time Time Time -- these words straight away make me think of the Tom Waits song--

But this is something entirely different- and what a beautiful thing it is. Play this song and in just a few minutes (3:28 to be precise) another tiny sliver of the infinite majesty of the universe will become apparent to you.

Bliss, who is undoubtedly true to his name, graduates with highest honors ; )
Reviewer: City79 - - September 16, 2007
Subject: What a lovely sound
This EP is full of emotions.Thanks for it !
I want to say more but my English isn't enough good to do it.
The only thing i can easily say it's that i Highly recommend this ep !
Reviewer: tambora - - September 15, 2007
Subject: Things Will Eventually Make Sense.
Isn't this a wonderful way to express bittersweetness or sadness now, but a hope for the distant future? I appreciate music that balances everyday realities with a hope for the end of time. Sometimes I have trouble saying goodbye to my brain and hello to my heart, but Bliss' music is a lantern that illuminates the way. When "eventually" shows up, I'm sure I'll be glad that I waited around.

In the meanwhile, I have this.
Oh, and this:
http://explodingdog.com/drawonpaper/06152005/images/0024.jpg
Reviewer: mrk087 - - December 26, 2006
Subject: Most beautiful album ive heard.
Every track is magnificent in its own way, and they each flow into each other flawlessly, making it sound like one long, beautiful song.

5/5
Reviewer: purusha - - October 27, 2004
Subject: expected something else
excited by the beauty i found in pieces like "life on the rooftop", "transportation is bliss" or "it's not the sweetness..", which as far as i am concerned deserve 5+ stars, i immediately downloaded this new EP by bliss. the music is very good but i couldnt experience the beautiful trip i got used to; the tracks remind much of ulrich schnauss but do not give anything more than the latter. time time time is a nice piece of mellow electronics, but i'd get back to the older bliss when i felt like listening to some of this genre.
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